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"A breach like this raises serious questions."
"Like how the hell did a French pirate manage to hijack a covert S.H.I.E.L.D. vessel in broad daylight?"
―Chao Yen and Douglas Rockwell[src]

Chao Yen (超严), was a member of the World Security Council and one of the prime overseers of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s operations. During the launch of Project Insight, Yen was killed by Alexander Pierce after HYDRA's infiltration of S.H.I.E.L.D. was revealed.


World Security Council

Dealing with Alexander Pierce

Following the Battle of New York, Chao Yen and the rest of the council coordinated with Alexander Pierce to develop a stronger role for S.H.I.E.L.D..[1]

Project Insight

Yen, along with the rest of the council was called to the Triskelion by Pierce to witness the launch of Project Insight. When Pierce was exposed by Captain America as a part of HYDRA's infiltration within S.H.I.E.L.D., STRIKE, which was composed of HYDRA members, held the Council hostage, until Black Widow who had been disguised as Councilwoman Pamela Hawley took the HYDRA operatives out.

Yen holds Alexander Pierce hostage

Yen took one of the unconscious STRIKE members guns and held it at Pierce to keep him at bay. He stood by as Nick Fury arrived and as Black Widow released all S.H.I.E.L.D. files to the public. Unnoticed by the others, Pierce moved to his phone pressed a button and the security badges on the council members' chests exploded, killing them.[1]



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  • In the comics, Chao Yen was a communist scientist who was in charge of the brainwashing of Black Widow, when she had deserted the communist service.

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